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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Race Car Team with Venturi!

Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Race Car Team with Venturi!

Leonardo DiCaprio has helped launch the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team, which will race in the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.

Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. The series will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities including Beijing, Los Angeles and London.

“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” Leo said in a statement. “Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”

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  • sarah

    nice.

  • Jessica

    Great Leo!!! Our hero!!! You deserve the best!

  • What’s next

    I hope turns out better than his investment in Mobli lol

  • Black sharpie

    This partnership may have started back in May at the Formula One Race in Monaco that Leo attended. Everyone assumed Leo was blowing off the Australian premiere of GG to party. Maybe he was putting this deal together with Venturi!? (I am just trying to give him the benefit of doubt)

  • HAHA12

    @What’s next: ]
    LOL!

  • ####

    @Black Sharpie

    I thought it was kind of suspect that they did tweet it right after they welcomed Leo to the Formula E. I read the article on their website about entering this race and she isn’t mentioned but who knows….she may have invested or she’s going to be their “eye candy” at the races.

    She can run around the track with a see through shirt showing off her boobs to distract the other drivers! LOL

  • #4

    Some fans ever stop making excuses for him?

  • ####

    @Black sharpie:

    That’s actually a good point but doesn’t he have “people” to do that type of stuff for him?

  • Black sharpie

    @####:
    Too funny! Run around the track with her boobs on display while also making “duck faces”. Lol.
    Seriously though, I don’t think she would promote a team that competes with Leo’s team.

  • HAHA12

    @#4:
    She wasn’t making excuses for him, she’s just trying to give him the benefit of doubt and wonder maybe if he was also focusing on this project besides wh0ring around in Cannes.

  • Leokas

    I guess we’ll have to get frisky in the back seat, environmentally! ;)

  • also…

    @Black Sharpie: sorry but that excuse to skip his own premiere? I doubt it was THAT important. I understand that fuel efficient cars should get more emphasis but by backing up a race car team? I know that races gave a huge fan base but it still seems a little ‘elite thing’ to support a race car team as his bew project.
    @####: I think Toni’s name was used because of her being Leo’s gf + being German. jmo

  • TONI PANCAKE NIPPLES

    :)))))))))))))))))))))

  • Black sharpie

    @####:
    The nuts and bolts of a contract I am sure are taken care of by Leo’s lawyers. I think the deal making is probably done between Leo and the Venturi owner.
    We’ll never really know how the partnership happened and it really doesn’t matter.

  • baby

    Boys and their toys whats the point of this, fast cars ain’t going to help anyone, you guys know what i’m talking about :( Leo needs to invest in more useful enviro things not a damn race car smh he’s horrible at business MOBLI ANYONE???

  • Jessica

    Is Leo still with that superficial model??

  • Black sharpie

    @HAHA12:
    Thanks. You said it better than I.

  • Mandy87

    Is Leo still with that superficial model??

  • Zzzzzz

    Does anyone know what time the Paris Premier starts?

  • HAHA12

    @Zzzzzz:
    Hey you! I saw your other comment in the last thread and I have to agree with everything you were saying regarding awards and the critics, but I’m still hoping for the best…
    Re Paris-It’s 6:40 PM right now there, the premiere should be starting in a few hours no? I hope Leo doesn’t slick his hair back.

  • HAHA12

    @Leokas:
    LMFAO!!

  • also…

    @baby: I absolutely agree. But one not so successful investment ( mobli ) doesn`t mean he is bad at business.

  • not with toni

    @Leonardo
    You are always so hot ! Ignore the haters! You are so intelligent and a good business man thanks to your business acumen
    I love your environmental friendly projects.You are such an inspiration, babe.
    Love you always Leo ♥

  • @13

    you are a pathetic saddo

  • Zzzzzz

    @HAHA12: Hey! We can only hope for the best, but I’m not going too much….
    re Premier: I think most premiers start between 7-7:30. I am surprised that there haven’t been any tweets yet.
    @baby: I’m surprised he is doing something with electric cars again considering his last venture did terrible. Can anyone say Fisker Karma? Leo really does need to get better business advisors.
    @also…: I agree with you re Formula One racing.

  • @18

    unfortunately, yes he’s still with her:(

  • S

    I have always been into fast cars (1st car 69 Camero for 16th bday and I still own it) so I can’t help but be excited about this news. It is a step in the right direction anyway. Good for Leo!

  • @25

    “Leo really does need to get better business advisors”
    oh…he should hire someone as intelligent as you instead lmfao….

  • HAHA12

    @Zzzzzz:
    I’m not expecting much either but eh :/ We’ll see how things turn out, WOWS is releasing in about 2 weeks! And I wonder if the whole cast will be there of its just Marty and Leo. I kind of want to see Margot and Leo on the red carpet together to see how they pair up!

  • ####

    @Zzzzzz:

    Maybe the Formula E investment is a “mid-life crisis” investment? You know men and their toys, fast cars, women, etc. LOL

    I agree with Also in that what does investing in Formula E have anything to do with helping the environment? I mean at least the race cars are going to be environmentally friendly but still as she said, it’s an “elite thing” for the rich and famous!

  • Zzzzzz

    @@25: Well, I would have advised him to forgo Fisker and go with Tesla!
    @HAHA12: I think it’s just Marty and Leo, but not sure. I agree, I would love to see Leo and Margo on the red carpet.

  • HAHA12

    @####:
    You know, this reminded me of something a man going through a midlife crisis would do too LOL

  • ####

    @Zzzzzz:

    It’s strange that she hasn’t done any promoting or shown up for any of the screenings isn’t it? Wasn’t she just recently promoting that other movie with Will Smith?

    It would be nice to see her on the red carpet with Leo.

  • Zzzzzz

    @####: Hi! Like I said in the other post, I agree with Black Sharpie that it could make people think differently about electric cars, which is a good thing. However, Formula One is not that big in the US. Now if it was a NASCAR car, it would get a heck of a lot more attention here in the states!
    It is kind of a weird investment.
    I’m off to work! Talk to you later.

  • not with toni

    @####:
    It’s the rich& famous who leave the biggest ecological footprint.
    So, if these people are “allured” into living an eco-friendly life it will be big step.Leo is aware of this, obviously.
    Leo’s latest business project reminds the upper crust the importance of living an environmentally friendly life.

  • not with toni

    *the rich&famous people

  • HAHA12

    I’m assuming the WOWS has already started
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbDyHvEIAAAJWcr.jpg:large

  • HAHA12

    WOWS premiere*

  • Zzzzzz
  • Twitter

    ✧ Amna AL-Thani ✧ ‏@ActuallyAmna
    @jerrrylewis and the jokes are really new, tbh most people didn’t even know leo hasn’t won an oscar, where did these jokes come from?
    ✧ Amna AL-Thani ✧ ‏@ActuallyAmna
    @jerrrylewis like few years ago there weren’t any of them
    andrea ‏@jerrrylewis
    @ActuallyAmna ever since leo became an “internet meme” (esp strutting leo) it’s become rly popular to make fun of him. he’s an easy laugh :/
    andrea ‏@jerrrylewis
    @ActuallyAmna which is sad bc you know deep down that’s the shit he wanted to avoid post-titanic/why he markets himself as a srs man/actor
    ✧ Amna AL-Thani ✧ ‏@ActuallyAmna
    @jerrrylewis poor leo, our poor baby… this award season will kill us.

  • also…

    @Zzzzzz: Do you know what would make an even bigger impact and bring more attention to fuel efficient cars? Maybe teaming up with Ford or Toyota for a campaign. I bet that would help a little more in the sales of these cars than putting together another team, putting out more cars to pollute while racing around. JMO. His latest projects ( Fisher Karma, Tag Heuer and this ) are a little elitist. What`s next? Fuel efficient yachts in Cannes or eco-friendly fly boards?

  • @also

    @also…:
    just give him a break already damn. he still has done a lot more for the environment than most have despite his questionable actions.

  • also…

    @ @also: And I never doubted that. Not once. Yet I have an opinion and maybe you should give me a break already. I`m entitled to express what I think. Thanks.

  • ####

    @HAHA12:

    It looks like his friend Bert Hedaya is also an investor. That must be why there were so many pics of them in NYC over the summer.

  • @also

    @also…:
    but you people rip him apart for absolutely everything he does. whats the point of following a man’s life if he disappoints you so much?

  • HAHA12

    @Twitter:
    I am glad there are other Leo fans that are sad about this awards season atleast besides me :x

  • @45

    what’s the point of following these threads if jj posters disappoint you so much?

  • also…

    @ @also…: In your eye it`s `ripping him apart` and in mine it`s having an opinion. And that`s all I`m gonna say about this because we have had this conversation so many times before.

  • HAHA12

    Marty at the premiere
    http://oi43.tinypic.com/a5aq8h.jpg

  • Zzzzzz

    @also…: LOL! I agree with you! He would get a heck of a lot more attention if he got together with a company that dealt with the masses and not just the elite. I mentioned NASCAR because that is for the masses. I think a lot of people have a preconceived view of electric cars. If they see them racing and looking ‘cool’ it might get them more interested in them and demand more choices from the auto makers (maybe?!). re Tag: He’s been with them for awhile, it’s not something new. I have a Tag – a nice watch that is more affordable than a Rolex and not as gaudy!

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